Manège

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According to my Chambers dictionary, this is the probable origin of the word ‘Manage’, deriving from the 16th century Italian ‘Maneggio’.

It’s a lovely word, unless perhaps you’re the horse.

The other interesting thing I learned this morning is that the space where you get a horse to walk/trot/run in circles around you is called a ‘carrousel’.